State of Suffolk

September 2021- We are in the process of updating the State of Suffolk report with the latest data! Please look out for these grey boxes at the top of the pages to see when the data was last updated. Please note, where the page has been updated, it will no longer be consistent with the 2019 reporting.


The State of Suffolk is a key document of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It is intended to provide an overview of the strategic health and wellbeing related needs in Suffolk, including the wider issues that affect local people, such as housing, employment, education and the environment.

State of Suffolk tiles- now updated for 2021! 

We have created a graphic that shows just some of the links between all of the key facts and stats within the State of Suffolk! Take a look:

State of Suffolk tiles graphic



The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment index alphabetically lists all the documents that support the JSNA and the State of Suffolk, and also groups them by publication year. 

State of Suffolk core areas

  1. Who we are
  2. Where we live
  3. How we develop
  4. How we work
  5. How we travel
  6. How we communicate
  7. Suffolk communities
  8. How we stay safe
  9. Lifestyle
  10. When we get ill
  11. How we sustain Suffolk

2019 reports and information:

On 1 April 2019:
West Suffolk Council replaced Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council
East Suffolk Council replaced Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council
The 2019 State of Suffolk report was created before these changes, so gives information for the pre-2019 council areas.

Other resources

All JSNA resources (index here), including this 2019 State of Suffolk report, have been used to inform the 2019-22 refresh of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is the final refresh of a ten-year strategy 2012 – 2022.

For more information, please contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team, Suffolk Public Health.